Part of the London Design Festival, this year’s designjunction trade fair moves south of river and runs from September 20-23. Three key venues showcase a curated programme of exhibitions, installations, retail experiences, talks and workshops. These are things to look out for at designjunction this year:
Bauhaus and Berlin-based New Tendency bring a refined Modernism to contemporary objects, and for their first designjunction will exhibit new products including the December side table, Apex shelf and update to its signature Masa table system.
Danish design brand Broste Copenhagen are showing their new modular Lake sofa, core collection of upholstered furniture and a new series of ceramics.
Previously just in the lighting game, Norwegian brand Northern will bring their recently debuted furniture and interior accessories lines to the fair for the first time.
Finnish furniture brand KIVA will launch a fully customisable shelving system featuring easy tool-free push-n-lock assembly and low-voltage integrated lighting.
Lighting manufacturer ANDlight based in Vancouver, Canada, will unveil three new product families – the minimal Array collection and the astral-inspired Orbit light by Lukas Peet and the Vine by Caine Heintzman.
Family-owned Danish furniture company Erik Jørgensen will show for the first time
at designjunction with a selection of its latest collaborations including the new Ovo
chair by British designer Damian Williamson.
The award-winning designer Bethan Gray will present her latest lighting collection,
Victoria. Inspired by her original Victoria tea set, the pieces feature a relief pattern
hand-carved from Arabescato marble by Italian master craftsmen.
RADO Star Prize UK 2018
Responding to the theme ‘On Time/Time Off’, young designers from across the United Kingdom submitted a range of forward-thinking projects. The designs of the 10 shortlisted projects will be on display and the winner announced during the course of the fair.
International design brand Gufram will present its playful Disco Gufram. Visitors to the show will be able to experience the immersive nightclub-inspired interior, a space intertwined with pop culture since the mid 1960’s.
Mud Shell, is an innovative housing project that marries ancient earth architecture techniques with the latest drone spraying technology. Led by architect Stephanie Chaltiel, the project aims to build a simple but sturdy and durable housing system that can be customised depending on the location.
To raise awareness of mental health issues, British designer Steuart Padwick has created Head Above Water, a nine metre high sculpture on Queen’s Stone jetty on London’s South Bank.
To see the full lineup of designjunction visit the website here.